Celebrate 50 Years
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Fine Arts

John Hrehov,
Department Chair and Professor

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Office: Visual Arts Building
Room: VA117
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Phone: 260-481-6705
Fax: 260-481-6707
E-mail: webers@ipfw.edu

Fine Arts | Music | Theatre | VCD

Visual Communication and Design students are among the most active students on the IPFW campus. In addition, all B.F.A. candidates are required to participate in a senior gallery exhibition.

We never run out of exciting things to report on regarding our Visual Communication and Design students students. If you have student success information to share, contact Susan Domer at domers@ipfw.edu or call 260-481-6025.

Academics: Each year, approximately 24% of VPA students make the dean’s list (3.5 GPA or higher), and six attained a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA in 2005-06. 

Student Successes: VPA students prove their talent through their successes in academics, performance and research.


VCD associate aculty member of Imaging and Photography Karrine Williams (’10) recently photographed critically acclaimed singer songwriters/folk music duo Jan Krist and Jim Bizer for the cover of their new CD release, Too. The project by Krist, a Department of Fine Arts senior and Jim Bizer was released in September and is already receiving airplay on National Public Radio stations around the Midwest.

The IPFW Ceramics Club made and donated more than 20 bowls to the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) for the third consecutive year. The IHN held several fundraisers, inviting the surrounding community to enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, and purchase one or more of the beautifully crafted ceramic bowls made by IPFW students and artists from the community. The proceeds will be used to aid families in crisis from the greater Fort Wayne area.


Art education major Nicole Metzger is on a mission. Each year since 2009, she has donated a portion of her work to raise money for charities and benefits. In 2009, Metzger painted a bust for the first Fort Wayne Bust-a-Move project with the Derby Girls. In 2010, she donated work to Promise Ministries which raised money for Fort Wayne's homeless and donated work to Old Crown Coffee Roaster’s Haitian benefit. Metzger recently contributed work to protect the island of Jeju in South Korea, as part of a Peace Camp project.